Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Unbiased Media: Oxymoron of the Era Outlets Serve as Mouthpieces for the Left and the Right

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Unbiased Media: Oxymoron of the Era Outlets Serve as Mouthpieces for the Left and the Right

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Where can you go to get accurate, timely, unbiased information about what's happening in America and the world? Where can you find news reported in depth and in context, without spin?

Nowhere.

An educated populace and a free press are essential for the preservation of a free society, Thomas Jefferson said. "If a nation expects to be ignorant & free, in a state of civilisation, it expects what never was & never will be," he said. "Our liberty cannot be guarded but by the freedom of the press, nor that be limited without danger of losing it."

Liberty is on life support chiefly because (most of) those responsible for the education of our children are not teaching them what they need to know to be good citizens, and because so many in the news media are lap dogs, not watchdogs.

They're not getting the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth from ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, national newspapers such as The New York Times and The Washington Post, Americans realize. The news media are intentionally biased, said 70 percent of respondents to a survey conducted last year by USA Today and the Newseum Institute, a 15 percent increase over the year before.

In a survey conducted this spring by the Media Insight Project, just 6 percent had "a lot" of confidence in the news media, 52 percent had "only some confidence," 41 percent had "hardly any."

Many journalists abuse trust by pushing agendas. They strive to shape public opinion rather than to inform it. The vast majority of presstitutes shill for Democrats and left-wing causes. But some of the most egregious offenses recently have been committed by the "conservative" news media - Fox News, talk radio and Breitbart news.

Media bias "is the crisis of democracy," said Democratic pollster Pat Caddell.

Most deplorable is the outright lie. After the police shooting of Sylville Smith triggered rioting in Milwaukee, CNN edited from the remarks of his sister her call to burn down the suburbs so they could say Sherrelle Smith was "calling for peace. …

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